Month: August 2016

Nigeria || Adeola Bakare

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My name is Adeola Bakare, I was born in Akure, Nigeria. I live in Washington State, and am currently studying Nursing at Edmonds Community College. I am caring, intelligent, outgoing, enthusiastic and ambitious. I enjoy meeting new people and finding ways to help them. My hobbies are dancing, listening to music, playing cards and board games with my friends. Music allows me to de-stress and gives me peace of mind. During the past two years I have volunteered at the YMCA helping to fold clothes and doing the laundry. In the future I would love to volunteer at the Swedish Hospital  to get more experience in helping patients and attending to their individual needs. I am proud to say that I am one of the finalists of the Miss Africa Washington State pageant in 2016 representing such a large country. My platform is High Pressure Awareness Campaign. I am doing this platform because it is common in my country. My goal is to build a clinic back home in Ondo State Nigeria, to help educate Man and Woman to prevent high blood pressure and how to live a better and healthier life. Thank you.

Queens’ visit to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


Based here in Seattle Washington, the foundation is the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world. "The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology."
Grand Finale is on September 3rd
Order your early bird tickets now for only $35

Fundraising and & Ankara Night

You are invited to the Miss Africa Washington State Fundraising and Ankara Night. It's going to be awesome!
Front Row Seat Tickets for crowning night on September 3rd will be awarded to the Top 3 guests with the Best Ankara Attires.
It's going to be a great night of fashion, class, music and dancing. RedCarpet & LimousineRide affair.
All proceeds will go towards funding the coronation night backstage refreshments of all the contestants, and volunteers.
If you find it difficult to attend this event, you can still donate towards this cause by contacting the organization at 206-779-6956 or @ 206-393-8092
Grand finale is on September 3rd
Order your early bird tickets now for only $35.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/miss-africa-washington-state-pageant-tickets-26559811110
Vendors and sponsors are all welcomed

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South Sudan (2) || Nyaruach Dedoch

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Nyaruach Dedoch

On July 6, 1988 a queen was born. Immigrating to Canada in 1989 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia I naturally grew accustomed to western culture. Being first generation immigrants my parents made sure to teach me about my South Sudanese culture and heritage. As the oldest of 6,  I wanted to make sure to learn as much as I could about South Sudan, so that I would be able to fully embrace my heritage and pass my knowledge on to my siblings. As a full time mother my daughter is a driving force in my life and I knew in my heart that I would one day go back to South Sudan and make a difference in my country. South Sudan has had the longest running civil war to date. Tribalism, a behavior which stems from strong loyalty to ones own tribe or social group is one of the key factors as to why the war is till going on.
As a contestant in the Miss Africa Washington State Pageant, I want to bring awareness to tribalism, show the effects it has had in South Sudan and also bring ideas as to how we can finally achieve peace and end the war once and for all. As a passionate, outgoing, driven young woman, I know that peace for South Sudan will not be achieved overnight. It has been a process that many generations before mine have had to shed tears, sweat and sacrifice there lives for. I hope to use my platform to put my ideas and solutions in motion and begin a movement that will help bring change to South Sudan. One day we will all be able to go back to our homeland and live in peace and happiness.

Ethiopia || Rodina Gebremariam

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Rodina Gebremariam

A beautiful girl arrived to this world on February 22, 1991. Rodina Gebremariam was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her parents raised her and her two siblings in a religious household. Having faith in God plays a big role in her life. Rodina believes in respecting others, honesty and working hard to reach ones personal goals. Starting from kindergarten to her high school years she was a very disciplined and dedicated student. She maintained an honor-roll throughout her school years and set an example to her peers. After completing high school she attended a college in Addis Abeba where she finished her pharmacy degree. Outside of school she was involved in non-profit organizations where she has helped disadvantaged and disabled women and children in her community. In her spare timer Rodina likes to dance Salsa and participate in outdoor activities.

Rodinas passion for the modeling industry started at a young age. At age 12 she entered her first fashion shows. Besides her hard working ethics and her very humbled character, her 5 feet 10 inches height and her striking physique have helped her greatly in the modeling industry. As her knowledge for the modeling industry progressed she was fortunate enough to compete at different modeling venues in different countries. She awarded the name for Miss Intercontinental Africa 2010 in Dominican Republic, travling to other countries and meeting people from different cultures, backgrounds and mindset has given her different perspectives in her life. It has broadened her way of thinking and has made her to appreciate life more.

Rodina moved to Seattle three years ago and she is currently in the process of studying to be an Orthodontist. In the past she has volunteered in hospitals where she helped take care of patients. This has imprinted a great joy in her heart. Once she finishes her degree in Orthodontist she plans to help bring beautiful smiles to disadvantage people in her community.